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Bizarre Apex Legends character concept is hopeless but actually genius

Published: 29/Jan/2022 14:19 Updated: 29/Jan/2022 14:20

by Joe Craven

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An Apex Legends player has devised a bizarre legend concept for a character who would be essentially useless and devoid of bravery – but the idea would actually be genius. 

Apex Legends character concepts are not particularly new in the game’s community – players regularly share their ideas for Legends that could shake up the meta and cause chaos in-game.

Some – like this Titanfall Spectre concept – would slot right in to Storm Point, but others may require a lot of acclimation from the player base.

That’s definitely the case for Hank, a legend proposed by Redditor Tales_of_Earth and, despite the obvious humor involved in the suggestion, it could actually be genius.

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The Apex characters are incredibly diverse and likeable.

The Redditor said: “I’ve always wanted a character who is just some guy named Hank. Like a janitor who through a terrible series of events end up in the games. Voice lines that are mostly him just reacting to the absurd violence and the shock of being resurrected. Maybe a lot of lines begging for his life or for someone to just help him escape.”

While Hank sounds like a useless character, the Redditor did actually elaborate on the abilities he would possess, and they’re mostly just a mild inconvenience for enemies.

“His abilities would be in based luck and desperation,” they said. “Passive: he has 2 extra slots for gear but he moves a little slower when they are full. Tactical: he temporarily makes a little ashamed and off their game by crying loudly. Aiming at him drastically increases the intensity and randomness of recoil. Ultimate: Insane luck causes enemy gun jams. Nearby enemies will have to reload before firing. Probably overpowered in the tactical and ultimate, but weak in the passive.”

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Other Redditors picked up on the suggestion and endorsed it, with a post pleading with Respawn to add Hank sitting at over 15,000 upvotes.

Please respawn, make this happen. from apexlegends

We’re yet to see Respawn add in a completely community created Legend, but it could yet happen as they strive to remain receptive to fan ideas.

Hank is not so much an idea as a magnificent brain wave, and we’d love to see to helpless janitor pleading for mercy in Storm Point soon.